i'm LOVING that pins and patches are coming back. i found the cutest copper and glass container from target, which housed my flair collection as it grew. though, after i kinda forgot they were there and the pins started collecting dust from not being worn, i knew it was time to find a different method of storing them. i wanted to have them out in the open so i'd remember they were there, and actually wear them. thus, this cute little DIY was born! 

INSTRUCTIONS for the diy

  1. begin by cutting your felt. i cut a 15 in x 15 in square and trimmed off the edges, but you could totally do like a pennant flag shape, or keep it square, or cut a circle... the possibilities are endless! 
  2. fold the top of your felt square over it, leaving room for the dowel
  3. glue down the fold, and insert your dowel, then snip off the corners
  4. cut a piece or yarn ( mine was about 24 in long) and tie on both ends of the dowel

SUPPLIES for the diy

  • felt
  • scissors
  • wooden dowel
  • glue gun
  • yarn
  • pins!
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once you've finished all the steps, add your pins and hang it on up!

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if you're looking for a few pins to start your collection, or just an excuse to make this DIY (wink wink), i highly recommend looking through's selection in their online girl's pop-up, as well as big bud press and tuesday basseni've got some old vintage buttons up on there too, and i love how they look on my wall! i'm definitely more aware of my flair collection now, and can't wait until it's cool enough to break out the jean jackets again. watch out world, you've got some serious flair power coming 'atcha! 


i think we're all well aware that the vacation bug can bite at any moment. to prevent any rash decisions made in the heat of the moment, i've started to make a list of all the places that make perfect fall vacation. first up: the dunes. 

even in the colder months, the indiana dunes make for a perfect vacation. there's tons of different activities to try, like biking, hiking, boating, or just hanging out at the beach. i remember going there as a kid with some family friends and having the absolute best time. we climbed the dunes, swam, and just relaxed. one thing that really stuck out to me was that there was something for everyone. we didn't take advantage of it when we were there, but there are a ton of historical sites to visit. if you're not a fan of the sand or want to do something other than lay out at the beach, you could explore the sites, or head into town for some ice cream at the end of a long day. (it took me one google search to find tons of cute ice cream parlors!) to learn more about this great fall vacation option, click here! i know it's definitely on my "local vacations" list. happy almost fall! 


if you're following along on instagram, then you probably would've seen that i took a little trip out to colorado to visit my good friend lauren. near the end of the trip, we decided to take a day off and just relax. we rode bikes to grab brunch, watched some netflix, and just chilled. after a bit of chatting, the idea of making a video was brought into conversation, and we both were really determined! we brainstormed, charged the camera battery, gathered our supplies, and got to work. we didn't have a tripod (i was kicking myself - i ALMOST brought one on the plane!) so it's a little shaky, and it gets a little cringe-worthy at the end, but i love it, and i hope you do too!